Coming up for Christmas a beautiful untouched 1933 Selmer Maccaferri Tenor "Petit Modèle" serial #219. Complete with the internal resonator and a period gig bag, this guitar has had a most unusual life. It left the Mantes la Jolie workshop on the 27th of February 1933, mistakenly entered in the log as a "Grand Modèle 4 cordes" when it is in fact a "Petit Modèle 4 cordes" along with many other guitars headed to Selmer London. In the beginning of 1933 a large shipment of Tenors along with the new model Eddie Freeman were being delivered. Fate must have been that this cute little guitar never got sold, and eventually was returned to France, where it languished until it became part of the Pierre Beuscher sale in early 1952. Pierre promptly afixed his paper label inside the guitar, as well as his store "plaque" on the back of the heastock. The guitar is in pristine condition...absolutely pure...no cracks...no modifications...no scratches, and no "moustaches" either. Likely to be the most pristine example of this model in existence!!!"
"This outfit turned up recently in central France, featuring a brand new condition di Mauro Chorus, equipped with an ST 48 Stimer Pick up with the original cord and an equally near new condition Stimer Amp "Modele M 10" with dual voltage selector 110/220. A once in a lifetime opportunity to own a complete near new gypsy rig that is 65 years old..!!! price $8500 SOLD
Three generations of string pockets.
I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to purchase Patrick Saussois' Custom Lefty Favino. Jean Pierre built in 1986, custom inlaying his initials on the tailpiece and dedicating it to Patrick on the label.. Patrick passed away recently. He was the most famous Gadjo Lefty guitar player.
Instrumental in the promotion of many modern and famous players, as well as creating his own " Djaz" label. He was a dear friend.
This one is really special: